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New Jersey Bans Gay Conversion, Joining California

Today, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) has announced he will be signing a bill that forbids the practice of attempting to convert a homosexual-identifying minor to heterosexuality via therapy. Already an outspoken opponent of the practice, Christie and New Jersey will …

NJ Restaurants Fined $500,000 For Liquor Violation

As reported here on WPN, a sting called “Operation Swill” recently raided 29 bars and restaurants, 13 of which were T.G.I. Fridays, on accusations that they were selling customers cut-rate alcohol and claiming it was top-shelf product. Today massive fines …

TGI Friday’s Busted for Selling Fraudulent Cocktails
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A string of New Jersey TGI Friday’s restaurants have been busted for selling cheap liquor in place of premium brands. The Briad Group, which owns dozens of TGI Friday’s locations nationwide, has agreed not to contest the allegations and to …

Nanny Cam Home Invasion Suspect Caught
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Millburn, New Jersey is a nice place to live. There are tree-lined streets, good schools, and the median family income is in the high $100,000 range. Last week a father on one of those streets set up a nanny cam …

Cory Booker Saved Another Dog Last Night After Responding to a Twitter Tip

America’s SuperMayor Cory Booker is well-known for his hands-on approach to governing the city of Newark, New Jersey. So hands-on, in fact, that he’s turned himself into a local hero of sorts. Seriously, this guy is a one-man rescue squad. …

Tsunami May Have Hit Jersey This Month
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According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, a weather event witnessed in New Jersey earlier this month may very well have been a tsunami. This would be a rare event for …

Brielle Shooting Leaves Woman in Critical Condition

An overnight shooting in a Jersey shore borough has left one woman in critical, but stable condition. Monmouth County Prosecutor spokesman Charles Webster says that a 35-year-old woman was shot once in the parking lot of a local restaurant in …

Poisoned N.J. Flight: Pilots Continue To Destination

A man reportedly stood up on his flight today and announced that everyone had been poisoned, and instead of diverting to a nearby airport, the New Jersey-bound plane continued on to Newark. Details about an investigation haven’t come in yet, …

Police Performing Warrantless Cellphone Searches After Car Crashes? Yep, There’s a Bill for That Police Performing Warrantless Cellphone Searches After Car Crashes? Yep, There’s a Bill for That
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Hey guys, meet my new favorite terrible state bill. Narrowly beating out the Internet Posting Removal Act, an Illinois bill that’ll make your head spin, comes a bill to modify New Jersey state law to permit police officers to confiscate …

Mark Zuckerberg to Host Fundraiser for Senate Hopeful Cory Booker Mark Zuckerberg to Host Fundraiser for Senate Hopeful Cory Booker

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is once again inserting himself into the New Jersey political scene – but this time it’s on the completely opposite side of the aisle. Bloomberg reports that Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan will soon host …

Road Rage Murder: Police Officer Charged in Roadside Shooting
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A police officer this week has been charged with manslaughter in the roadside shooting of a Maryland man. According to the Maryland State Police, Hudson County, New Jersey police officer Joseph Walker is being held on $1 million bond for …

New Jersey Rock Venue Maxwell’s Closing at the End of July New Jersey Rock Venue Maxwell’s Closing at the End of July

Famous Hoboken, New Jersey rock club Maxwell’s will no longer be in business come the end of July. According to a New Jersey Star-Ledger report, the club’s lease is up at the end of July and won’t be renewed. The …

Man’s ‘Exposing Easton Hoes’ Facebook Page Leads to Harassment Charges
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Beware what you post on Facebook, as harassment most certainly exists inside the social network’s big blue walls. 19-year-old Peter Murphy is learning that the hard way. He’s been hit with multiple harassment charges (misdemeanors) after creating a Facebook page …

Goat Snarls Traffic, Holds Up Commuters In New Jersey

Goats aren’t typically known for holding up traffic, but one goat did just that this morning in New Jersey. The AP reports that a goat had escaped onto the Pulaski Skyway in New Jersey this morning. Five police officers were …

New Jersey Sinkhole Swallows Warehouse Worker

It seems fantastical that the Earth could simply open up and swallow whatever is above it. However, sinkholes are a real danger, and just over the past few months sinkholes have taken cars, ponds, and people. This week, a man …

Senior Prostitution Ring Busted at Nursing Facility

Police in New Jersey have arrested two residents of the Vicente K. Tibbs Senior Citizen Building in Englewood, New Jersey for running a prostitution ring for their fellow residents. According to a New Jersey Record report, 75-year-old James Parham and …

NJ Train Explosive: “Terrorist” Just Had Fireworks
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A New Jersey man was arrested a week before the Boston bombings for carrying homemade explosive devices onto a New York-bound train, and rumor quickly spread that he was a terrorist. However, 27-year old Mykyta Panasenko said they were simply …

4-Year-Old Shoots 6-Year-Old in New Jersey
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As the debate over gun rights ramps up in the U.S., reports of accidental shootings that would have remained local tragedies have been rising to the forefront of national news coverage. This week, a six-year-old in New Jersey died after …

Christie Gay Therapy Bill Stance Still Unclear
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Being a Republican governor in a blue state can be difficult, especially if that governor may rumored to be gearing up to run for the Republican nomination for President in 2016. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tried to walk the …

New Jersey Gubernatorial Candidate Speaks Out Against The Six Strikes Program New Jersey Gubernatorial Candidate Speaks Out Against The Six Strikes Program
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It was widely reported that the Copyright Alert System was “turned on” yesterday. The CAS, or more widely known as six strikes, detects the illegal sharing of copyrighted materials over P2P networks and alerts users via their ISP. There are …

Miss America Pageant Returns to Atlantic City

New Jersey officials confirmed this week that the Miss America Pageant will be returning to Atlantic City. The pageant had been held in Atlantic City for its first 85 years, but was moved to Las Vegas in 2006. “We are …